Our company has been looking into setting up VPNs (some static and some dynamic IPs). I'm looking to take the approach of using a router with VPN capabilities. The issue now is assessing how important it is to get a router with a Gigabit connection. Strangely you can get cheap routers that are GB routers but no VPN, medium price (250 to 600, actually cheap for business standards I suppose) but it seems you have to spend upwards of $2K for a router/switch that has GB speed AND VPN capabilities. We will be building a new building soon and as the fiber comes in (assuming we will have 5MB down/4MB up connection) it will run to an ISP's router that splits off into the IP PBX system and the GB LAN connection. I'm assuming the router I purchase now will go inside (behind) that primary router. We will wire the building with CAT6 for future use of GB traffic. The company only has about 20 people and currently we are running ONE MS 2003 server that handles file sharing, FTP, print sharing, and basic intranet web site. Soooo, after all of that I'm just trying to get opinions from someone more experienced as to how important it would be for us to have a GB VPN router over a 10/100 VPN router. Hopefully I will get some feedback. As usual, thanks in advance.
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